Average Weather in March in Fort Wayne Indiana, United States
In Fort Wayne, the month of March is characterized by rapidly rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 12°F, from 41°F to 54°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 70°F or dropping below 27°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 9°F, from 26°F to 35°F, rarely falling below 12°F or exceeding 48°F.
For reference, on July 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Fort Wayne typically range from 64°F to 84°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 19°F to 32°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in March
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on March. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in March
The month of March in Fort Wayne experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 58% to 53%.
The clearest day of the month is March 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 47% of the time.
For reference, on January 26, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 63%, while on August 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 69%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Fort Wayne, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 21% and ending it at 30%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 39% on May 27, and its lowest chance is 17% on February 5.
Over the course of March in Fort Wayne, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 12% to 27%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 4% to 2%, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 4% to 1%.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Fort Wayne is increasing, starting the month at 1.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.1 inches or falls below 0.4 inches, and ending the month at 2.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.9 inches or falls below 1.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during March in Fort Wayne is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.9 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in March
Over the course of March in Fort Wayne, the length of the day is rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 1 hour, 22 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 45 seconds, and weekly increase of 19 minutes, 15 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 17 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 40 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Fort Wayne is 6:58 AM on March 11 and the latest sunrise is 58 minutes later at 7:56 AM on March 12.
The earliest sunset is 6:31 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 33 minutes later at 8:04 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time (DST) starts at 3:00 AM on March 12, 2017, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour later.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:08 AM and sets 15 hours, 9 minutes later, at 9:16 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:02 AM and sets 9 hours, 13 minutes later, at 5:15 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Fort Wayne is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 26, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 40% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in March
The average hourly wind speed in Fort Wayne is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 12.3 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on January 15, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.7 miles per hour, while on August 13, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.2 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during March is 12.4 miles per hour on March 24.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Fort Wayne typically lasts for 5.9 months (180 days), from around April 21 to around October 17, rarely starting before April 2 or after May 9, and rarely ending before September 28 or after November 4.
The month of March in Fort Wayne is very likely fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season gradually increasing from 0% to 8% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in March
The average accumulated growing degree days in Fort Wayne is gradually increasing during March, increasing by 42°F, from 10°F to 52°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Fort Wayne is increasing during March, rising by 1.3 kWh, from 3.4 kWh to 4.6 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in March
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Fort Wayne are 41.131 deg latitude, -85.129 deg longitude, and 797 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Fort Wayne is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 85 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 794 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (190 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (545 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Fort Wayne is covered by artificial surfaces (95%), within 10 miles by cropland (59%) and artificial surfaces (36%), and within 50 miles by cropland (91%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Fort Wayne year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Fort Wayne.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Fort Wayne according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Fort Wayne is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Fort Wayne and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Fort Wayne International Airport (47%, 19 kilometers, south); Smith Field (45%, 20 kilometers, north); and Warsaw Municipal Airport (8%, 62 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .